Raleigh County, West Virginia Population 2022

Raleigh County, West Virginia's estimated population is 70,928 with a growth rate of -1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Raleigh County, West Virginia is the 7th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 78,919 and has seen a growth of -10.13% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18501,7650.00%
18603,3671,60290.76%
18703,6733069.09%
18807,3673,694100.57%
18909,5972,23030.27%
190012,4362,83929.58%
191025,63313,197106.12%
192042,48216,84965.73%
193068,07225,59060.24%
194086,68718,61527.35%
195096,2739,58611.06%
196077,826-18,447-19.16%
197070,080-7,746-9.95%
198086,82116,74123.89%
199076,819-10,002-11.52%
201078,9192,1002.73%
201179,3454260.54%
201279,249-96-0.12%
201378,799-450-0.57%
201478,183-616-0.78%
201577,363-820-1.05%
201676,296-1,067-1.38%
201775,066-1,230-1.61%
201874,172-894-1.19%
201973,361-811-1.09%
202072,550-811-1.11%
202171,739-811-1.12%
202270,928-811-1.13%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White65,24587.63%
Black or African American5,5187.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native1840.25%
Asian5520.74%
Some Other Race7090.95%
Two or More Races2,2443.01%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Population by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Median Age

42.3


Total

40.7


Male

44.3


Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Adults

There are 59,056 adults, (15,409 of whom are seniors) in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Raleigh County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

37,239

50.02%

Male

37,213

49.98%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population by Age

Raleigh County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All74.1%25.9%
Non Family64.2%35.8%
Male61.1%38.9%
Female49.9%50.1%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,1162.374.1
Married15,4292.988.2
Male1,4102.6861.1
Female3,9912.8449.9
Non Family10,2861.1364.2

2.8

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1574.04%
9th to 12th Grade4,5188.45%
High School Graduate20,73238.78%
Some College11,47521.47%
Associates Degree3,9517.39%
Bachelors Degree6,74612.62%
Graduate Degree3,8757.25%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian489489464
Other Race44844493
White47,04140,9029,458
Hispanic793683155
2+ Races950914172
Black3,9823,590291
Native American8876

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 94.89%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,354$40,345$26,714
Less Than 9th Grade$17,790$16,731$17,988
High School Graduate$27,680$39,096$20,242
Some College$29,661$36,645$26,131
Bachelors Degree$45,850$52,344$38,269
Graduate Degree$50,452$69,110$46,385

$33,354

Average Earnings

$40,345

Average Male

$26,714

Average Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

96.46% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.90% of the population.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White62,90212,89020.49%
Black4,51292420.48%
Other149NaN%
Hispanic1,08034131.57%
Multiple2,16264529.83%

20.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.75%

Male Poverty Rate

22.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is White, with 20.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 29.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.88%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.22%
High School19.54%
Some College13.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.87%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.45%
Male Unemployed32.11%
Female Employed11.40%
Female Unemployed48.07%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,283$58,968
Families$57,855$69,682
Married Families$71,539-
Non Families$22,420$35,040
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Income by Household Type

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

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5,269

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,006
First Gulf War1,146
Vietnam1,977
Korea431
World War II111

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34437
35 to 541,393
55 to 64763
65 to 741,664
75+1,012

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3598.39%
Black4329.25%
Asian458.77%
Other Race30867.40%
2+ Races12510.13%
Hispanic13213.28%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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50.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.58%

Born in Raleigh County, West Virginia

98.62%

Native Born

1.38%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.62% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.58% having been born in West Virginia. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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